shammy
variant of chamois

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shammy — Sham my, n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See {Chamois}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The chamois. [1913 Webster] 2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shammy — (also shammy leather) ► NOUN (pl. shammies) informal ▪ chamois leather. ORIGIN a phonetic spelling …   English terms dictionary

  • shammy — 1650s, phonetic spelling of CHAMOIS (Cf. chamois) …   Etymology dictionary

  • shammy — [sham′ē] n., adj., vt. n.pl. shammies, adj., vt.shammied, shammying alt. sp. of CHAMOIS (n. 2, adj., vt. ) …   English World dictionary

  • shammy — UK [ˈʃæmɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms shammy : singular shammy plural shammies a chamois 2) …   English dictionary

  • shammy — sham|my [ˈʃæmi] n also shammy .leather [U and C] a piece of ↑chamois leather, used for cleaning or polishing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shammy — (also shammy leather) noun (plural shammies) informal term for chamois (in sense 2). Origin C18: a phonetic spelling …   English new terms dictionary

  • shammy — zomša statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Minkšta, be viršutinio sluoksnio oda, išdirbta jūrų gyvūnų riebalais. atitikmenys: angl. chamois; shammy; suede rus. замша …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • shammy — n. (pl. ies) (in full shammy leather) colloq. = CHAMOIS 2. Etymology: repr. corrupted pronunc …   Useful english dictionary

  • shammy — /sham ee/, n., pl. shammies, v., shammied, shammying. chamois (defs. 2 4, 6, 7). * * * …   Universalium

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